Exelon (rivastigmine) improves the operate of nerve cells within the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical that’s necessary for the processes of memory, thinking, and reasoning. individuals with insanity sometimeshave lower levels of this chemical.
Exelon is employed to treat gentle to moderate insanity caused by Alzheimers or encephalopathy.

Exelon may additionally be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.

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  • Exelon
  • Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Exelon: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    severe or ongoing vomiting or diarrhea with weight loss;
    bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
    a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
    tremors (uncontrolled shaking), restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
    seizure (convulsions);
    painful or difficult urination;
    severe skin redness, itching, or irritation; or
    if you feel very thirsty or hot, are unable to urinate, and have heavy sweating or hot and dry skin.
    Common Exelon side effects may include:

    nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
    loss of appetite; or
    weakness.
  • Usual Adult Dose of Exelon for Alzheimer's Disease: Mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Oral: Initial dose: 1.5 mg orally twice a day with morning and evening meals. Maintenance dose: After a minimum of two weeks of treatment, if the initial dosage is well tolerated, it may be increased to 3 mg twice a day. Subsequent increases to 4.5 mg and 6 mg twice a day should be attempted only after a minimum of 2 weeks at the previous dosage. Transdermal: Initial Dose: 4.6 mg/24 hour transdermal patch applied to the skin once daily Maintenance Dose: After a minimum of four weeks of treatment and if well tolerated, the dose of the patch can be increased to 9.5 mg/24 hours for as long as this dose is beneficial. The dose can then be increased to 13.3 mg/24 hours. Maximum Dose: 13.3 mg/ 24 hour transdermal patch applied to skin daily. Higher doses confer no appreciable additional benefit, and are associated with significant increase in the incidence of adverse events. Comment: -Apply once a day -Press down firmly for 30 seconds until edges stick well -Use upper or lower back as the site of application -Do not apply to skin area where cream, lotion, powder has been recently applied -Do not apply to skin that is red, irritated, or cut -Wear one patch at a time -Change site of application daily, do not apply a new patch to same location for at least 14 days -May wear patch during bathing, but avoid long exposure to external heat sources Severe Alzheimer's Disease: 13.3 mg/24 hours transdermal patch applied to skin once daily; replace with a new patch every 24 hours Comment: -If dosing interrupted for 3 days or fewer, restart treatment with the same or lower strength transdermal patch -If dosing is interrupted for more than 3 days, restart treatment with the 4.6 mg/24 hours transdermal patch and titrate Usual Adult Dose of Exelon for Parkinson's Disease: Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Oral: Initial dose: 1.5 mg orally twice a day with morning and evening meals Maintenance dose: Subsequently, the dose may be increased to 3 mg orally twice a day and further to 4.5 mg twice a day and 6 mg twice a day (based on tolerability) with a minimum of 4 weeks at each dose. Transdermal: Initial dose: 4.6 mg/24 hours applied to the skin once a day Maintenance dose: After a minimum of four weeks of treatment and if well tolerated, the dose of the patch be increased to 9.5 mg/24 hours for as long as this dose is beneficial. The dose can then be increased to 13.3 mg/24 hours. Maximum dose: 13.3 mg/ 24 hours. Higher doses confer no appreciable additional benefit, and are associated with significant increase in the incidence of adverse events. Comment: -Apply once a day -Press down firmly for 30 seconds until edges stick well -Use upper or lower back as the site of application -Do not apply to skin area where cream, lotion, powder has been recently applied -Do not apply to skin that is red, irritated, or cut -Wear one patch at a time -Change site of application daily, do not apply a new patch to same location for at least 14 days -May wear patch during bathing, but avoid long exposure to external heat sources